SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A small-engine plane crashed as it was taking off from the San Rafael Airport Saturday afternoon, a fire chief said.
The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. at the private airport located at 400 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael fire Chief Chris Gray said.READ MORE: Man Found Fatally Shot Near Park In Hayward
The red single-engine plane flipped over but the pilot was not injured in the accident, Gray said.
Besides the pilot, no one else was inside the plane, he said.
The accident did not spark a fire and no fuel leaked from the plane, according to Gray.
As of about 1:10 p.m., paramedics were assessing the at the scene, the fire chief said.READ MORE: San Jose Police: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Target Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 4 Suspects Sought
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash, Gray said.
Gray did not know where the plane was heading to or any other additional information on the pilot.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Marinwood Fire Department also responded to the scene, Gray said.
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